“The New Silk Road has been a reality for a long time. It will only become more important in the future – not just for shipments from East to West, but also for eastbound transports.” This is the assessment of cargo-partner’s CEO, Stefan Krauter. Indeed, the company has been organizing full and part load container transports between Asia and Europe by rail for over half a decade. The volumes and routings handled by the logistics provider are continuously growing.
FCL rail services between Europe and Asia
In the FCL segment, the international transport and info-logistics provider currently offers 40 weekly rail services between Europe and Asia. In addition to the traditional terminal connections in Germany, such as Duisburg and Hamburg, imports to Europe can now also be routed via Malaszewicze to and from Austria, the Czech Republic, Hungary and Slovakia. Connecting rail and trucking services with all countries in Southern and Eastern Europe provide full coverage of this region, where cargo-partner is among the leading logistics providers, including air and seafreight as well as road transport.
Direct LCL transport to several European countries
In LCL, cargo-partner ships 15 consolidated containers per week from Shenzhen, Shanghai and Tianjin to Warsaw by rail. Most recently, the company has introduced direct LCL rail transports from China to several gateways in Central Europe, servicing numerous destinations in Austria, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria, the Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia-Herzegovina and Serbia with two departures per week. In addition, the rail service portfolio has been expanded by weekly consolidation services from Hamburg to China, with pick-up all across Europe and distribution throughout China. Another LCL rail service from China to Duisburg has also been launched, with further distribution in Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands, Italy and France. Thanks to direct transport without transshipment, cargo-partner’s direct LCL service enables fast transit times and helps avoid the risks of unloading and reloading.
Expertise with many advantages
Since rail transport is up to 50% faster than seafreight and up to 60% more cost-efficient than airfreight, it is not surprising that an increasing number of cargo-partner’s customers is benefiting from this alternative. The low CO₂ footprint is a welcome side-effect.
cargo-partner’s rail transport services include door-to-door distribution and storage with a range of value added services such as stuffing, unloading, palletizing and securing of containers as well as comprehensive customs clearance support and expertise in Europe and China. Modern GSM tracking tools ensure full transparency along the supply chain.